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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail chew, actioning items etc. customer call, ESC call.
Increasingly thrilled with new Dell Inspiron 7000 - fast (at least
running Linux), quiet, powerful etc. suspends, (and better resumes
again) etc. Poked at Apple's iCloud apps a little; interesting.
After a very long time of trying to de-bong Thunderbird's
plain-text editing behaviour - by searching in the global 'send'
options (to stop HTML mail sending), and on the brink of quitting
back to Evolution - I finally discovered a magic per-account setting
in "Composition and Addressing" with the lovely legend:
"[x] Compose messages in HTML format" - which, when turned off
appears to make the mail composer actually usable for plain-text
loving developers; nice !
Finally got my blog back together on the re-constituted
Laptop surgery; quite pleased with Windows 10 - but
the latest openSUSE / Linux on an SSD whips it for speed and
familiarity; as well as reliability for external USB/Sata
bits. Moved VM pieces into the real world again; good.
Caught up with Kohei, team call.
Mail chew; slide creation, quarterly mgmt meetings much
of the afternoon. Read stories, collected M. from cubs, filled
out customer data-request until late.
Up early; mail chew, 1:1 calls, team call(s), admin.
Continued to try to migrate to Thunderbird, Evolution can't
export my calendars as ICS - odd. Moved mail back across to
the IMAP server - rather slowly.
Arrived home sometime rather early in the morning.
Ran kids group at church; home, for pizza lunch; snoozed in
the afternoon a little. Bed early, exhausted.
Up; prepped demos, walked to the conference venue;
met up with Andras, did a lightening talk / demo. Compared
notes with Jane Silber, caught up with Niels over a burger
Workshop afterwards, did some brain-storming,
Lukas fix a set of nasty bugs; poked at a
Chatted to people variously, caught up with Frank over
dinner at the nearby beer garden; train to airport,
flight home late.
Up extremely early, coach to Stansted for the
Nextcloud conference, raining really hard on the coach,
good thing I checked the weather forecast (low prob. of
rain) before leaving my coat behind.
Delayed flight, huge queue to buy train ticket,
train lines being mended; hey ho - eventually got to the
University for a pleasant lunch with Mike S.
Back for some talks, and the Nextcloud box launch.
Out for dinner in the evening, up late poking software
Up lateish, chewed mail, team call, built ESC stats, wrote
minutes. Signed and scanned through some of the partner paperwork
backlog - good stuff. Slept in the evening, Lydia over.
Up late, took the morning slowly. Team meeting,
customer call, up extremely late with Ash & Andras,
testing and delivering builds.
To the airport early; worked on the flight home - getting
acclimatised to T-bird slowly, though the conversation view is a
huge time-saver. Home - caught up with J. before school, plugged
away at mail, played with babes etc.
- Early breakfast, walked to the venue. Out into central
Berlin to find just the right sort of bank to counter-sign
a slew of TDF paperwork for. Back eventually.
Enjoyed lunch, some talks, while Andras did some training.
Catch-up and meeting with various leads, and partners.
- Dinner with Holger, Daniel, Christian, and Tobias, bed
- Sleeper train to Berlin, pleased to find that it was an all the way
through sleeper, not stopping at Dresden.
- Taxi to the venue, met Andras, got some slides together and spoke.
- Continued trying to rescue my data from SSD, meet with interesting
people. Out for a meal and drinks in the evening, bed late.
Off to RedHat's office in the morning, a round of TDF staff updates
with the board up to lunch. Out to eat with the other guys. Back for a
meeting, more staff updates, discussed with MC etc. Out for a meal in
the evening. Back to the hotel late to work until 1am.
Great talks in tracks, and hallway track through the
Very much enjoyed the guided tour of Brno - gave a
lovely flavour for the place. Small dinner, met up and bid 'bye
to the team, back to see Lenny & Eloy to sync. Bed late.
- Interesting talks much of the day - lovely to interact with all the
great developers, partners and users around LibreOffice.
- Off with Kendy to get a replacement laptop, a Sata to USB thingit,
and some screwdrivers. Back to play with Windows 10. Installed T-bird to
have a go with it - learning a lot. Excited that powershell can tab
expand paths, cope with forward-slashes and tilde: and even Free Software
now; nice. Joy somewhat terminated by the lack of a pre-installed vi,
and the notepad.exe file-selector hating ~ and forward slashes. Tried to
swap caps-lock and control - requiring a re-log-in; hmm. Got openSUSE
installed in a VM. Poked at customer issue on Windows.
Late to the lovely beer & food event at Charlie's
Square in the evening.
Gave part of the State of the Project talk with
Italo and Florian. Caught a number of talks in the rooms
and hall-ways variously.
Gave a sponsors keynote on Collabora and LibreOffice:
Tried to buy a thinkpad with Kendy, but failed. The
premium for detachable batteries these days is amazing.
In the end, ordered from alza.cz to pick-up tomorrow
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